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Bug 17853 - i18n-ISSUE-83: add note about why Gregorian only used
Summary: i18n-ISSUE-83: add note about why Gregorian only used
Alias: None
Product: WHATWG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: Unsorted
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: contributor
Depends on: 16955
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Reported: 2012-07-18 07:04 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2012-12-29 17:17 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description contributor 2012-07-18 07:04:00 UTC
This was was cloned from bug 16955 as part of operation convergence.
Originally filed: 2012-05-07 17:03:00 +0000
Original reporter: Addison Phillips <>

 #0   Addison Phillips                                2012-05-07 17:03:44 +0000 
2.5.5 Dates and times

The section describes date values using strictly the Gregorian calendar. As long as the values are strictly internal (as a means of representing incremental or floating time values, cf. our note Working With Time Zones), this doesn't represent a barrier to the use of other calendric systems. Please include a note indicating this so that international users understand why Gregorian is used here.
 #1   Ian 'Hixie' Hickson                             2012-05-10 17:52:22 +0000 
Gregorian is used here pretty, as opposed to any other calendar system, much arbitrarily. What reason would you give?
Comment 1 contributor 2012-12-29 17:17:30 UTC
Checked in as WHATWG revision r7604.
Check-in comment: Add note about why we use Gregorian as the wire calendar.